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  • Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre and Museum, Ayrshire
    Dundonald Castle Visitor Centre and Museum, Ayrshire
  • A family walking in the grounds of Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran
    A family walking in the grounds of Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran
  • A keeper feeding the Ring-tailed lemurs at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park
    A keeper feeding the Ring-tailed lemurs at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park

There are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy across Ayrshire & Arran, from ancient castles to fascinating museums, beautiful gardens and more. Whether you fancy a few hours with the family exploring a country estate or want to learn more about the region’s history at a local heritage centre, you’ll find great things to see and do in the region.

Discover a menagerie of creatures great and small at Heads of Ayr Farm Park. Children will relish the chance to interact with and learn about over 50 species of animal including llamas, miniature donkeys, monkeys, alpacas and even wallabies. For something creative head to Dip 'n' Doodle a ceramic painting centre in Largs. With just a little bit of imagination and a splash of paint, you and your family can transform pieces of pottery into beautiful works of art.

For a fun filled family day out head to Pirate Pete’s family entertainment centre on the Ayr seafront. With a Fun Park, Laser Storm, Mini Golf and Adventure Play, there are plenty of attractions to keep the whole family amused! To hear the story of Viking raids then head to the award-winning and action-packed Vikingar! in Largs.

The 13th century Kelburn Castle and Country Centre blends the old with the new and promises a massive amount of fun for little adventurers. At Culzean Castle & Country Park you can also adopt a deer for a year. After taking a tour of its magnificent interior, explore the castle’s extensive country estate. Children will spend hours amusing themselves at the Adventure Playground.

Arran can provide a wonderful historic odyssey all in one day. Start with the haunting standing stones dating back to Neolithic times on Machrie Moor, then take in Brodick Castle, a site which has history dating back to the 1200s.

Use the listings to plan fun family days out in Ayrshire & Arran.

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  1. Bachelors' Club

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Tarbolton

    In this 17th century thatched house, Robert Burns and friends formed a debating club in 1780.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Ayr

    The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son.

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    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Saltcoats

    Ancestry, Artefacts, Archives. These three words sum up what you'll find at North Ayrshire Heritage Centre. Whether you are researching your family history, interested in local history or enjoy museum exhibits we welcome your visit.

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dalmellington

    The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory is publically accessible observatory, located in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park.

  5. Heads Of Ayr Farm Park

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    Wildlife, Safari Parks, Zoos & Farms

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Alloway

    Whatever the weather, there is fun for all the family at Heads of Ayr Farm Park.

  6. The Playbarn at Auchrannie

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    Children's Attractions

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    Brodick

    Welcome to The Playbarn. Check out our three tier indoor mega softplay, external play & picnic area, teen zone, internet area, big screen tv, library & wi -fi. Quality coffees, drinks and snacks also available.

  7. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Mauchline

    The Burns House Museum is a fresh combination of interactive and traditional exhibits representing a truly authentic Burns experience.

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Largs

    Welcome to Kelburn Castle And Country Centre. One of Scotland's most beautiful woodlands combined with one of its most interesting castles.

  9. BakeCraft

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    Arts & Crafts

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    Troon

    We sell bakeware, kitchen textiles and cake craft supplies. After school, weekend and school holiday cupcake and cookie decorating classes, Also host children's cupcake decorating birthday parties.

  10. Largs Museum

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    Museums

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    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum

    Largs

    The Largs Museum is run by volunteers from the Largs Historical Society.Since 1975 it has been housed in one of the oldest building in Largs.

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